|Normal breastfeeding : infant management - Wellcome Library|
An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy changing,...
Keywords: Breast Feeding; Maternal Behavior; Mothers; Maternal and child health; Breast Feeding; Maternal Behavior; Pregnant women
|Toxemia in pregnancy - Wellcome Library|
A film narrated by a fictional mother and doctor about toxaemia in pregnancy. The doctor explains the symptoms and methods of care, and the types of women who are susceptible to toxaemia, including women who smoke 'too much'. Dietary advice is also given. 2 segments.
Keywords: Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnancy; Maternal and child health; Mothers; Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnant women
|Ergot : the story of a parasitic fungus - Wellcome Library|
A comprehensive survey of the natural, medical and social history, commercial production and obstetric use of ergot and its derivative ergometrine. Includes a detailed description of the life-cycle of the fungus, live action footage of the use of ergometrine in the Department of Obstetrics, University College Hospital to expidate delivery in childbirth and Professor Chassar Moir's own account of the discovery of ergometrine in 1935...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical sciences; UK; Maternal and child health; Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical
|Relief of pain in childbirth - Wellcome Library|
Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed...
Keywords: Parturition; Obstetrics; Analgesia, Obstetrical; Anesthesia, Obstetrical; Birth; Maternal and child health; Parturition; Obstetrics; Analgesia, Obstetrical; Anesthesia, Obstetrical; Medical profession anaesthetists
|Breast feeding : difficult cases - Wellcome Library|
This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Keywords: Anatomy; Breast Feeding; Maternal Behavior; Mothers; Maternal and child health; Anatomy; Breast Feeding; Maternal Behavior; Midwives. Doctors
|Routine use of ergometrine in the third stage of labour - Wellcome Library|
This film demonstrates the use of intramuscular injections of ergometrine to expedite delivery once the head of the child has appeared, as advocated by Professor Nixon. Following the injection, contraction of the uterus begins, the placenta is expelled and the third stage of labour is completed with minimal delay and blood loss. 2 segments.
Keywords: Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Pregnancy; Birth; Maternal and Child Health; Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Nursing and midwifery